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China shares at 6-week closing high, led by materials

Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

HONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) - China shares closed at their highest in almost six weeks on Thursday, with coal and cement leading gains in materials-related counters after Beijing pledged further support for the overcapacity-hit coal sector.

The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings ended up 1 percent at 2,439.5 points, its highest closing level since Oct. 22. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.8 percent to close at its highest since Oct. 21.

(Reporting by Clement Tan; Editing by Chris Gallagher)